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Old 03-05-2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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I have a steel support beam that is all rusted out. I need to replace it but don't really know where to buy such a thing.

What sort of weight handling are we talking here, it's one of I think 4 beams, about a 44foot stretch. It's rusted to the point of no support. When I put the new one in, should I jack it up a bit to apply support?

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I have a steel support beam that is all rusted out. I need to replace it but don't really know where to buy such a thing.

What sort of weight handling are we talking here, it's one of I think 4 beams, about a 44foot stretch. It's rusted to the point of no support. When I put the new one in, should I jack it up a bit to apply support?
Unless the old beam has allowed sagging to occur, then leave it where it is and jack tight for support. If you jack it up a 'little', that should only be for the removal process of the rusted beam...

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So who sells this sort of thing?
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So who sells this sort of thing?

http://www.thomasnet.com/products/st...3634003-1.html

Also, look around in your own area for similar steel companies...
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I have I-beams that were installed to hold back the bowing foundation walls. They'll be of no use after the repair, could I use something like this?
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I have I-beams that were installed to hold back the bowing foundation walls. They'll be of no use after the repair, could I use something like this?
It all depends on their girth and span for the structural load that you want them to carry...

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